498 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017
This is not limited to IT stuff only. I had for decades a towel holder meant to be placed on a specific form of heater. For decades I had never the use, all the flats I was in had incompatible heaters. I threw it away. A few months later, I moved to a house were it would have been useful :doh:
My mom uses to say that "objects are mean" - She's absolutely right.
As one of our former miniters said,
"Promises are binding only on those who believe them".
A rare example of a politician being honest.
also known as PR, spreading loads of BS
GDPR USA? 'A year ago, hell no ... More people are open to it now' – House Rep says EU-like law may be mulled
GDPR is a good thing
Among other things, It forced many companies to have a look on the data they store, and a lot of personal data were wiped to conform to the Law. A big enhancement in security: lots of data waiting to be stolen have now vanished.
GDPR isn't perfect - nothing is - but it's a good law, it gives at last some power to the citizens to protect themselves against the invasive actions of greedy corporations.
YOU would, too, if you could. Right?
No, because I value morality above profit. Avoiding to pay tax is refusing to take one's share of education, defense, infrastructures and so on. Selfishness and greed destroy societies.
A point of view not shared by the corrupt ones who govern us, if they weren't so corrupt they would have closed all these loopholes a long time ago.
SMBs: We don't want to spoil all of this article, but have you patched, taken away admin rights, made backups yet?
Education, education and more education
Users are the first line of defense. Technical means are only there to mitigate.
“Everything in Apple, nothing outside Apple, nothing against Apple"
Whatever the side the reality is there is a global
al data slurpers' 'disturbing disregard' for voters ' privacy
Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention
We are here, please exterminate us!
I doubt aliens would be more pacifist than the human kind, I guess they would have gone through the same evolutionary process valuing fight over non-violence. Letting them now there could be valuable resources to pillage does not seem very clever, does it?
Web Foundation launches internet hippie manifesto: 'We've lost control of our data, it is being used against us'
Nice example of trolling
... and a clear demonstration of what it's wrong with the Net: people.
PR BS makes me puke
“Over the last several years, we have been transforming Cisco to deliver even greater value to our customers "
... So we will reward all the women and men who did that great job by kicking them out.
For sure, PR does not deliver greater value to customers, only greater BS.
Cyber-crooks think small biz is easy prey. Here's a simple checklist to avoid becoming an easy victim
The essential part is missing
That one: educate your users, again and again and again - They are the first defense line. Technical solutions can only compensate.
Re: International norms
"The big mistake that US politicos make"
I doubt it's a mistake. I would rather believe that a part of the not-paid taxes will end in their pockets.
Re: "Privacy is a human right"
The implicit part of the sentence was "and we don't give a fuck about human rights".
Without mentioning China, see for instance Windows 10 telemetry.
Worldwide Web wizard Tim Berners-Lee sticks wellington boot into Worldwide Web's giants: Time to break 'em up?
Social media will be the ultimate proof for A.I that Humanity deserves extermination.
Amazon is another story. It destroys a lot of local businesses alright, but isn't it the same case than cars eradicating horse transports? The worrying point is when Amazon will be a monopoly there won't be any competition anymore.
Zuckerberg's grandma being brutally tortured all over Facebook and Mark would nod in approval as the advertising dollars keep coming in
No surprise, Zuckerberg's grandma was a bitch, bitch
I know this for a fact because they put portraits of smart people on their banknotes, rather than featuring the usual toffs, millionaires, politicians, blockbuster authors and privileged upper middle class do-gooders.
Before the euro banknotes, the french banknotes where having portraits of French "celebrities" on them, whose names where used as a nicknames for the banknotes. We had the Berlioz, the Debussy, the Quentin de la Tour, the Delacroix, the Montesquieu and the Pascal.... scientists seem to lack popularity.
Also, +1 for Mr Dabbs' list!
Are you planning to buy some AR-15s and randomly shoot people at a democratic convention or just make pipe bombs?
Re: "Keep calm and carry on"
"Keep calm and carry on", says the man falling from a skyscraper.
Leaving the EU, many UK industries will automatically lose many certifications which enable them for the moment to sell their components to other European industries. Once these certifications gone, the supply chain will be broken, and these European industries will have to find other providers.
Vlad the Impaler vs Mr Bone Saw
It will be bloody
We will not install any new W10 version at least before waiting for 1 month during which no problem was reported.
Because MS does not listen to users, ever.
"it is possible to scan a motherboard for electromagnetic emissions and identify anything unexpected"
An IR camera would be enough to see any power-dissipating device even if buried into a motherboard.
I doubt this story, adding a chip would be very, very risky and would provide a tangible proof of a black-op.
European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes
Next step: CumEx
Dozens of banks stole literally above €55b of taxpayers money. It's time to get it back.
(I would love to see the culprits being convicted too, but I'm not a naive kid anymore)
Little Big is so cool...
... and on stage are total craziness. I would suggest anyone over 18 to have a look to their videos (NSFW)
A nice feature on my cheap chinese phone: the possibility to program the moments when it goes to "mute" automatically. It doesn't ring at work anymore, and that's pretty cool because not everyone likes to listen to "Linoleum" (nobody's perfect). I would be pleased if any phone maker adds this functionality, at least the one who made the phone of this poor colleague harassed multi-times a day by his wife....
NHS will get £350m per week in a few months, won't it?
aka The MoBSter
His accomplice, the corrupt Trumpy the Klown, will do whatever necessary to try to cover his traces, he and his family got a lot of money for that.
Re: Lets face facts
If you mention the Sykes-Picot agreement, it's WW1, not WW2.
Rule 1: find a scapegoat.
Rule 2: if you can't find one, see rule 1.
Exchange is Hell
Getting rid of it is good for sysadmins' life expectancy.
Is helping these people to reproduce a such good idea?
As angels, rich dudebros suck: 1 in 5 Y Combinator women tech founders say they were sexually harassed
"there can be only one"
We found you McLeod, prepare to fight!
How many email addresses do a typical nerd use?
Around 10 in my case, according to their usages.... 2 are related to my real identity.... at least I think it's my real one.... who does really know who (s)he is?
It's not an attack, it's an homage to Molotov
I heard about a danish operation to unmask all trolls and make their identity public...it hope they will succeed
"Bloomberg was misled by some in the intelligence community that wish, for their own reasons, to raise the specter of Chinese interference in the global electronics supply chain. Bloomberg could be accurately reporting an intelligence misinformation campaign."
I bet for that one, without any proof to sustain my opinion, as I don't see any one to sustain's Bloomberg one.
During this time, some people made a lot of money with this story and its consequences, it could be interesting to follow that trail.
"What a time to be alive"
You mean, compared to the times when random women were burnt for witchery, when the plague was killing one on three or when all men between 17 and 50 were sent as cattle to the Front?
IMHO, our times are not so bad to be lived, aren't they?
Google is a Martial Art Master
"Use your weaknesses as strengths"
A so-called social network down is always a good news for the Human Kind, even if the latter doesn't deserve it.
"Too much "fun" and ninja cat and not enough hard graft and data."
An accute description to describe what will be the future of public media, whatever they are
On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others
If Big Brother is God, his architect should be a saint.
Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials
Spook, spooky and spookier
Allegations of all actors are meaningless car could be all part of a manipulation operation, coming from different origins.
For the moment, the winners of this story is clearly the US: Chinese firms are covered with shit, something that fits Trump's agenda.
Wait and prepare not to see anything valuable.
Re: You remaining folk that still run Windows...
What in all that is holy is 'kernel panic'???
The pinguinista version of BSOD.
Re: You remaining folk that still run Windows...
Having constant 'kernel panic' after trying to update a CentOS6, I feel the irony...
Bromide for Mr. Dabbs please!
And a lot of it, now! ^^
In fact, gents, we might be able to pack an entire smartphone in our schlongs
I would suggest using the vibrating mode, ringing schlongs may be not very well considered.
And now for something completely similar
Decoding the Chinese Super Micro super spy-chip super-scandal: What do we know – and who is telling the truth?
A component inside PCB layers...
... would be possible to implement but would have to be thermally very innovative: an active device like this one dissipating power into a sandwich of low-conductive fiber-glass panel would require some copper nearby or at least vias to evacuate the heat, making it more visible.
Google is blocked in China, Microsoft isn't. Does Bing incorporate the filters the chinese government wants?
I don't think so.
- these seven guys will have to have a lower profile now
- it clearly shows Russia is actively cyber-attacking western countries
- those different stories show two constant attack angles: spear-phishing and wifi. These are interesting data for IT security.
Re: Does Russia think anyone believes them?
I wonder if the Russian government actually thinks anyone believes their denials on poisoning former spies or hacking
Russians do through carefully selected and crafted information pushed to them, and it's all that matters for Putin and al.
Congrats to the Dutch Intelligence
and to the other services who tipped them.
There's no doubt Russia is hostile. What is new is that since Trumpy the Klown won the US election with a minority of votes, Russia feels free to attack Western countries without the usual precautions. Now that the US and the US-NATO relation are weak, Putin take advantage of the situation.
It's time to slap his hand and show him he went too far.